Interesting. I wonder if anyone has ever sold a conversion kit for people who already have a utility trailer.
Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer. Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.
Yeah … but. For the price your not getting very much. True, it would be an easy tow. However, for someone who could tow 2200 lbs for just $1500.00 more they could be getting L/P, heat, 3-way frig, water heater, a battery, bunk end electric blankets, an on board water reservoir, a sink …. and it’s brand new.
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Well … which is it … $3999.00 or $2999.00(?) And are they the same models(?)
The only weight I would be carrying on the roof would be canoes and the regular popup can handle that even with a roof mounted A.C
No doubt there would be a special need for such a rig but I was thinking for the regular run of popup camping. I get way back into some national forest areas via old logging roads, sometimes kinda steep in the mountains, but the popup has handled it O.K. so far. And for getting caught in one of those all day/all night drizzles, with the pup I can get out the fly tying gear and set at the table and do my thing … maybe even get up and put on a pot of coffee. True, not as much room as a larger hard side camper, but then I don’t think it would get back to where I can get the pup.
It should be obvious, the original posting was from the manufacturer and the second posting was from Costco. Same unit. Not unusual, as there is at least a 25 to 30 % markup in rec vehicles and Costco is discounted by 25% and delivering it.
Definitely not my cup of tea, but if someone wanted a basic pup, new and cheap and be able to carry a couple of dirt bikes or an ATV, I’ve never seen anything so cheap.
That first posting said the model was #65043, and then the Costco listed it as item #533713, so who knows for sure … remember the admonishment, read the fine print! I’m always a little wary of a different price and so I ask questions. For example, Carlisle tire list each type & size tire with a specific number and all the different dealers use the same number.
Regardless, I’m sure it will do the basic thing of all tent trailers … get you up off the ground!
Yes, as far as the admonishment "read the fine print".
If you will look at the bottom of the Costco link, you will find
The item #533713 you are referring to was Costco item or inventory number….
Nothing to be wary of here….
It is a great price the jumping jack model they also had listed was under 6000.00 for the same model gander moutain was selling for close to 8000.00. A lot of my husbands friends use these for hunting they all seem to love them and the fact that they are very easily stored one of his friends can have a utility trailer but not a pup as they are considered to be recreational so this works very well for him